New experiences... I just came back from Buenos Aires.
What was unique about this trip is: 1) I didn’t tell anyone I was going, and 2) I didn’t plan anything out. It was complete free flow. I decided on the trip from one day to the next, booked a flight, and said “Buenos Aires… here I come!”.
Why didn’t I tell anyone?
Well, I actually did tell one person, my brother, Alan (for safety reasons). But aside from him, NO ONE from home had any clue that I had gone anywhere, some people may just be learning this now...
It made me feel alive to get up and go. I felt empowered to make such a bold choice, a sense of freedom and adventure, reminding me of the power we all have in our lives to change things, to do things, to create things and experiences.
It was similar to the “off-the-grid” feeling I get when I’m in the backcountry camping without cell phone service. It’s this “travel” high I experience when I think about seeing new places. I find myself giddy with excitement, like going on a date with a super cute chick or getting new paints and brushes.
What is it that causes us to light up? To Feel alive?
For me, in this case, perhaps it’s the unknown factor. Going on a trip somewhere unfamiliar / getting to know someone new. I feel especially high the night before the trip, when I’m packing and the new experiences are hours away, I usually can’t sleep, always triple checking to make sure I’ve got my essentials and left my home in order.
Their was something special about this trip and leaving the present-future (about a weeks time) open to exploration in a new city. This feeling of the unknown / possibility excites me in the same way a new canvas and art materials excite me. The canvas is a place where anything can happen. I live for these moments. For creating moments like these and encouraging others to create these types of moments in their lives. I often wonder what drives people. What makes them tick. What makes them feel alive. . .
My goal for October is to create and share. Above is a drawing I did today.
See you tomorrow,